Businessman arrested for possession of cannabis and cocaine

In an operation carried out by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Monday at Itaballi Landing, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), several businesses were raided thus resulting in the arrest of a 64-year-old businessman.
The suspect, whose identity is being withheld pending charges, was found to be in possession of a quantity of cannabis and cocaine.
During the search conducted at the businessman’s establishment, law enforcement officers uncovered numerous parcels containing cannabis.
Additionally, a bottle containing multiple pieces of whitish rock-like material, suspected to be cocaine, was discovered.

The illegal drugs that were found on the businessman’s premises

Upon the discovery of the illicit items, the businessman was immediately apprised of the offence committed and cautioned by the Police, after which he readily admitted ownership of the confiscated drugs.
As such, he was arrested and escorted to the Bartica Police Station for further processing.
At the Police station, the cannabis was weighed and amounted to 664 grams, while the cocaine weighed 18 grams.
The businessman remains in custody as investigations continue.